Benjamin Scharifker


Benjamin Scharifker is currently Rector of Metropolitan University and Professor Emeritus at Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela. He received his PhD from the University of Southampton in the UK and after a year as postdoctoral research fellow joined the Chemistry Department of Simon Bolivar University, ascending through the ranks and serving successively as Department Head, Dean of Research and Development, Vice rector for Administration, and Rector. He was Senior Scientist and Adjunct Director at the Hydrogen Research Center, Texas A&M University, USA, and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Southampton and Bristol, UK. He served also as Coordinator of the steering groups of Councils for Scientific, Humanistic and Technological Development and of Vice Rectors for Administration of the National Council for Universities and is currently Secretary of the Venezuelan Association of University Rectors. He has been member of the board of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research, the Venezuelan Association for the Advancement of Science and several other institutions and scientific societies in Venezuela and other countries. His research interest is in interfacial electrochemistry, including the kinetics of electrochemical reactions, electrochemical phase formation, conducting polymers, electrochemical energy conversion, accumulation and storage, and the electrochemical combustion of organic pollutants, fields in which he has authored more than 100 research papers in international journals with over 4800 literature citations (h = 33) and 3 US patents. He has received several honors, including the Tajima Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry, the Prize for Scientific Work in Chemistry from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research of Venezuela, and the Lorenzo Mendoza Fleury Prize from the Polar Foundation. He is a member and past president of the Venezuelan Academy of Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences, and fellow of The World Academy of Sciences.

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